The rich dairy pastures of New Zealand’s southernmost region, contrast dramatically with the golden tussock of Central Otago.

The rugged, storm-lashed coastline is home to an array of rare marine wildlife and the deep interior of Fiordland has unforgettable scenes of glacier-carved wilderness.

The many farming communities have a wonderfully unassuming small-town friendliness, which you can experience first-hand in the many local golf clubhouses. The 26 golf courses in this region are listed below together with a brief description of some of the notable ones.

Invercargill club is a seaside, links-type course, which is regarded as one of the friendliest and most enjoyable courses in the country. This 6,078 metre, par 73 course is flat to gently undulating and can be easily underestimated. Placement of tee shots can be critical on some holes.

Queens Park in the centre of Invercargill city, is a pleasant public course where you can enjoy a relaxed round of golf at a very low cost.

Te Anau club is based in Waiau Road on the southern shores of Lake Te Anau. This 5,880 metre, par 72 course is a delight to play with its wide open fairways and panoramic vistas of the lake and the rugged Murchison Mountains of Fiordland National Park. There is not a lot of activity here on weekdays so a relaxed round is guaranteed. The booking and equipment hire should be made in advance.

Southland Region Golf Courses

  • Bluff, Omaui Road, Greenhills
  • Dipton, Bryces Road, Dipton
  • Drummond, Drummond, Otautau
  • Gore, Reaby Road, Gore
  • Green Acres Country Club, North of Invercargill
  • Hedgehope, 19 Anne St, Winton, Invercargill
  • Invercargill, Dunns Road, Otatara
  • Kingston, 2 Wesney Terrace, Kingston
  • Lumsden, Lumsden, Southland
  • Mataura, Craigs Road, Gore
  • Mossburn, Mossburn, Southland
  • Nightcaps, Nightcaps, Southland
  • Ohai, 149 Birchwood Rd, Ohai
  • Otautau, Slaughterhouse Road, Otauhau
  • Queens Park, Kelvin Street, Invercargill
  • Ringa Ringa Heights, 6 Kowhai Lane, Steward Island
  • Riversdale, South of Township, Riversdale
  • Riverton, Carrol Street, Riverton
  • Southland, 254 Sandy Point Road, Otatara
  • Te Anau, Waiau Road, Te Anau
  • Tokanui, Fortrose, Southland
  • Tuatapere, Clifden Road, Tuatapere
  • Waikaia, Wylan Street, Waikaia
  • Waikaka, Waikaka Township
  • Winton, Sub Station Road, Winton
  • Wyndham, Memorial Ave, Wyndham